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Backyard Birding in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas:
Surrounded by great birding destinations, our favorite patch is still the backyard (or the front), where we've seen more than 270 species of birds. Sit awhile, and watch the river and yard with us!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Good Morning, December!

Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get a photo that captures a special moment just right.  This morning I was up at dawn doing a little window birding.  As the sun rose, bathing the river in a pinkish-golden glow, a gull  landed right in front of the dock and quickly scooped up a mullet. As it struggled to eat its prey,  captured sunlight gleamed from the underside of the gull's wings, reflecting the morning's light onto the ripples of its landing.

I didn't post to the blog during all of November, not because there wasn't fabulous birding here in the yard and elsewhere.  In fact, it was probably because there was.  We've added new yard birds for the year and for the life of the yard.  We experienced another great Rio Grande Birding Festival.  We saw life birds on short trips up the Valley.

I'll blog about all those this weekend in a November retrospective. But for now, enjoy this December morning's photos that capture sunrise on the Arroyo Colorado as viewed from my window.


Carole DeAngeli said...

Perfect timing on the photo! Looks like the mullet is bigger than the gull bargained for. Happy December!

KaHolly said...

Quite stunning!! Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Look forward to hearing your news!

Jain said...

Kay, I can imagine your excitement in getting this shot - it's stunning!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome image, Kay! Merry Christmas!